MEET THE NEW USF2000 CAR
not stuck with idle vehicles.”
A USF2000 chassis will cost $51,400,
minus engine, wheels and dampers.
So far, the USF- 17 has only been seen
in render form (MAIN and RIGHT), with
the first prototype scheduled to be
publicly unveiled during the buildup to
the 100th Indianapolis 500 in May.
Testing will begin the following month,
and teams are scheduled to start taking
delivery of their new cars in the fall. A
similar rollout schedule is planned for the
car’s Pro Mazda counterpart.
The arrival of the new USF2000 and
Pro Mazda chassis will complete the
refreshing of the Mazda Road to Indy
lineup, which began with the introduction
of the widely-acclaimed new IL- 15 Indy
Lights car last year.
The USF- 17
than just a facelift
— a lot more. The
move from a
tube-frame to a
gives it some 21st
MZR engine will
170hp, put through
dampers, an LCD
and ECU, and
quick jack and roll
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significant technical upgrade over its
predecessor, but the chassis’ secret
weapon is its versatility: following its
USF2000 debut next season, the same
chassis will also form the basis of the new
Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires
racer that is set to be rolled out for 2018.
“As a team owner you want to have
flexibility, so from the team point of view,
if you own a fleet of USF2000 cars and a
fleet of Pro Mazda cars, and you can’t fill
all of your seats, you’ve got a lot of empty
rolling stock,” Andersen Promotions’
Dan Andersen tells RACER.
“But if you have a car that can go back
and forth, you may not have to buy as
many cars. And if one year you have a lot
of interest in USF2000 and the next year
the interest changes to Pro Mazda, you’re